The 21st annual Rotary Club of Weston Run for Tomorrow reached record numbers. Almost 1,500 runners participated in the 5K and Half Marathon events, and another 2,000-plus participants came out for the Mayor’s Challenge 1-mile walk.
“Our 21st annual Rotary Run brought out a record number of participants and helped to raise over $80,000 which will go to support the cause of the poor and suffering in our local communities and around the world,” states Rotary Run Chair Robin Lewis.
To date, the Rotary Run for Tomorrow has generated over $1 million for local charities and non-profit organizations as well as the Rotary Foundation.
Proceeds from this year’s run will benefit Harvest Drive, HOPE Outreach, LifeNet4Families, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, Sandy Nininger Jr. State Veterans’ Nursing Home, and more. The proceeds also fund humanitarian efforts worldwide such as Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate Polio.
Mayor Dan Stermer expressed his gratitude to the Weston Rotary for its tireless work on this charitable event. “Thank you to the great people at the Rotary Club of Weston who spend all year making this event happen which goes on to help so many.”
In turn, the Rotary Club thanked the City of Weston and its supporters for making the 2018 Run for Tomorrow the best yet.
“Weston Rotary is proud of our collaboration with our title sponsor, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, diamond sponsors DynaServ and Ultimate Software, and platinum sponsor Cleveland Clinic Florida, as well as all of our other sponsors for making this event possible,” states Lewis. “A special thanks to the City of Weston and everyone who participated in the largest run/walk and health and fitness festival in town.”
The Rotary Run for Tomorrow is a USATF certified 5K and Half Marathon race event. It takes place each December and is followed by the free Health and Fitness festival.